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Stenturia: An unusual manifestation of spontaneous ureteral stent fragmentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10461115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two patients presented with passage of worm-like stent fragments in the urine. The first had undergone attempted percutaneous removal of left renal calculus and ureteral stenting 4 months prior to presentation. The second had left-sided stent placement for obstructive anuria on account of bilateral renal calculi 3 months earlier. The stents had fragmented into multiple pieces over a mean indwelling time of only 3.5 months. Apart from calculus disease, both patients had documented urinary tract infection. Stent fragmentation is a relatively rare (0.3%) but major complication. However, spontaneous excretion of these fragments has not been hitherto reported. These cases of rapid stent disintegration highlight the need for closer monitoring of the indwelling stents, especially in patients with calculus disease and associated persistent infection. In such patients the stent should probably be changed within 3 months.
Authors:
M Kumar; M Aron; A K Agarwal; N P Gupta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urologia internationalis     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0042-1138     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Int.     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-22     Completed Date:  1999-10-22     Revised Date:  2006-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417373     Medline TA:  Urol Int     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  114-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Urology, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Anuria / etiology*
Equipment Failure
Follow-Up Studies
Foreign Bodies / etiology*,  urine*
Foreign-Body Migration / etiology,  radiography,  surgery,  urine
Humans
Kidney Calculi / complications,  surgery
Male
Middle Aged
Stents / adverse effects*
Treatment Outcome
Ureter / radiography,  surgery*
Ureteral Obstruction / etiology,  surgery
Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male / instrumentation*,  methods

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